Privet Hawk Moth Fine Art Print


Privet Hawk Moth Fine Art Print

The Privet Hawk Moth Fine Art Print is an A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) print.

The Image

Privet Hawk Moth Sphinx ligustri Linnaeus, 1758

This beautiful moth has a 12 centimetres wingspan at rest. It can be found in urban areas, forests and woodlands.

As its name describes, the caterpillars feed on privet. Whilst it will eat garden or Japanese privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) it’s natural British food plants are wild privet (Ligustrum vulgare), ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and guelder rose (Viburnum opulus). As well as holly (Ilex aquifolium) and honey suckle (Lonicera peryclimenum) and some non-native plants such as, lilac (Syringa vulgaris), snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) and Forsythia.

The male privet hawk moth can make a hissing sound, if disturbed, by rubbing together a set of scales and spines at the end of its abdomen.

Their larvae are usually found between July and August, when preparing to become a pupa, they bury themselves in the earth. They then fly in the following June.

This image was produced on Adobe Draw.


This giclée print is reproduced from Jake’s original digital drawing.

The prints are beautifully printed onto sustainable Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm Fine Art Paper. An eco friendly paper made from resource saving agave sisal fibres. The paper has a delicately defined texture.

Agave is ideally suited for digital artwork requiring paper texture. The image is printed using archival quality, Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, inks and papers. Tests have shown the prints can last over 100 years.

Frame not included.

The Details

  • PRINTED TO ORDER:  Please allow 7 working days for our UK printer to create your print.
  • Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity stating the artist, medium and copyright date.
  • Sizes available – A5 (21 x 14.8 cm)
  • The print comes unframed.

The print is available as part of the Moths Prints Gift Box


Prints are shipped free in the UK

Any problems with your print, return it to us in original condition within 14 days for an exchange or full refund.


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